This past Monday was Labor Day here in the US. A day off to honor working people. A day to relax from your work life. Many people consider it the end of summer and spend time outside to celebrate.
Those of you not in the US, is there a day like this in your country? Please write in the comments and let me know.
What did you do on Labor Day?
Did you work?
Did you have fun with friends and family?
Did you rest and rejuvenate?
Did you honor your hard work over the last year by celebrating with a day off?
What did I do? I blocked the whole day off in my calendar this year. The first time in many years. I slept in. I read a book. I grilled and had dinner on the patio. I didn’t even think about work.
Whether you worked on Labor Day or not, I invite you to consider taking a day off.
Vibrant Living Tip
Make an appointment with yourself to take a day off. There are many reasons why taking a day off from work can be beneficial. Here are just a few:
Restores your energy: You need to recharge your batteries in order perform at peak effectiveness throughout the day. Rest and relaxation is part of your work cycle and taking advantage of it whenever possible will improve your productivity.
Improves your focus: An active mind gets tired just like an active body. Including time to quiet your thoughts and letting your mind rest is part of the healing process. You’ll improve your ability to concentrate and problem solve at work.
Improves your mood: Relaxation makes you feel happier. When you choose to think about things that make you feel good, you’ll discover that you actually feel more positive about the challenges you face at work. You’ll begin to see obstacles as opportunities.
I hope this helps you make a decision honor your time off.
Vibrant Living Take Away
Next time you have a holiday, take it. Really take time to relax and rejuvenate.
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